Blue recycle bins in Geraldton are being emptied in landfill because people are throwing rubbish in them.

The 15 bins are for the purpose of recycle type 1 and 2 plastics only.

A City of Greater Geraldton spokeswoman said if the contamination continued, the location of the bins may be changed.

Type 1 and 2 plastics have a triangle symbol with the number on the item.

The spokeswoman said bottle lids should be removed and the items rinsed out before being recycled.

The bins can be found at:

  • Beachlands Primary School, corner of Whitfield Street and Bradley Street

  • Bluff Point Primary School, 18 Mitchell Street

  • Opposite Glenfield IGA Sunset Beach, Chapman Road

  • Drummond Cove Hall, 61 Whitehill Road

  • Geraldton Primary School, Augustus Street

  • Geraldton Surf Lifesaving Club, 260 Willcock Drive

  • Leaning Tree Community School, 15 Bayly Street

  • Mt Tarcoola Primary School, Acacia Street

  • Paringa Park, Paringa Street, Mount Tarcoola

  • PCYC, 105 Pass Street, Wonthella

  • QEII Seniors and Community Centre Carpark, 88 Durlacher Street

  • Strathalbyn Christian College, 15 Cedar Crescent

  • Tip Shop, 61 Landfill Lane, Narngulu

  • Waggrakine Primary School, Hall Road

  • Wandina Primary School, 29 Ajax Drive